Marie Labonville received a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.A. in music history from California State University, Northridge, and a B.M. in music theory from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been at Illinois State University since 2000. In addition to her research agenda, Dr. Labonville maintains an interest in choral music performance and the music traditions of India and the Middle East.
455.001Music Genres: Opera
121.001Texts And Contexts:Music
121.002Texts And Contexts:Music
Teaching Interests & Areas
Survey of the history of Western art music; musical styles of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods; history of opera, choral music, and symphonic music; music of Latin America; music research methods; music appreciation; world music.
Research Interests & Areas
Dr. Labonville's research interests focus on the life and work of Venezuelan composer Juan Bautista Plaza (1898–1965) and Panamanian composer Roque Cordero (1917–2008). She is the author of Juan Bautista Plaza and Musical Nationalism in Venezuela (Indiana University Press, 2007). Currently, she is writing a book about Cordero’s life and music.